Reduce fall rates
by up to 40%
WalkWise helps your team better care for patients at the highest risk of falling.
We help senior care organizations more effectively serve those with mobility impairments.
We believe that when providers know their patients better, good things happen. That’s why we invented a remote monitoring system for those at the highest risk of falling: walker users.
Simply attach to the walker wheel in just a few minutes. No need to charge it, wear it, or worry about it getting used.
See everyone at a glace with the dashboard, or configure notifications for potential safety or health concerns. With the mobile app, check in on the go and share activity data with patients.
reduction in falls
reduction in falls
…but it’s not just falls.
Providers using WalkWise are quicker to detect UTIs, sundowning, pain, illness, and injury.
How the *bleep* does this work?
While it might seem too good to be true, your amazing healthcare professionals and front-line staff are the reason behind outcomes like these. When notified to issues in real-time, they can do what they do best: provide high-quality care. Through their existing relationships with patients, they can provide positive encouragement around walker use and ambulation, reducing fall risk and improving other health outcomes. It’s not magic: it’s good people with access to helpful data.
Trusted care providers use WalkWise
Below are a few of the organizations using WalkWise to make a difference in their care delivery.
Care providers love using WalkWise
Technology built for seniors
WalkWise is easiest remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution for many seniors to use, and it can be set up by anyone.
WalkWise lasts about a year on two AAA batteries, so that no one has to remember to charge it.
Wearable RPM solutions struggle with compliance and are often not worn at night, in the shower, or other high-risk situations.
Not everyone has internet or a smartphone. Our Node takes care of everything using the cellular networks.
Keep “eyes-on” participants at home and better understand risk factors. IDTs use the data to evaluate care needs.
Generate therapy referrals, improve safety, and continuously monitor functional capabilities to improve quality and cut costs.
Use WalkWise across the continuum of care, preventing high-cost episodes and enabling better timing for care interventions.
Partners & Awards
Selected Case Studies
Northland PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) receives capitated payments to care for high-risk seniors in the community. WalkWise allows their providers to continuously screen for signs of illness or infection, reducing costs and short-term skilled nursing utilization. They can promptly deploy paramedics to homes after a fall has occurred, rather than waiting up to 72 hours for the next scheduled touchpoint. During physical therapy, WalkWise data is used to encourage activity at home, leading to dramatic functional improvements. WalkWise has become an essential tool for keeping PACE participants safe and healthy at home, especially during the pandemic.
A physician monitoring WalkWise noticed a patient with three consecutive days of very low walker activity (more than 80% below baseline). He dispatched a nurse practitioner to the patient’s home, and the patient was immediately diagnosed with congestive heart failure. After prescribing the appropriate medication, the physician was able to monitor recovery via the WalkWise web app, all without a hospital or clinic visit.
Essentia Health, a value-based hospital system, uses WalkWise to improve quality in their skilled nursing facilities. In one facility, at least two falls were detected via tip-over notifications in the first months of use. Because the therapy team was able to keep tabs on all residents, at least five residents were referred for physical therapy based on declines in overall activity. One nurse used the 24/7 data to better understand bathroom use habits, resulting in the removal of bed and chair alarms. Over the eight months since WalkWise was introduced, falls facility-wide had decreased by 39%.
PACE Southeast Michigan
By using WalkWise data and notifications to better time outreach, PACE Southeast Michigan demonstrated a 43% reduction in falls over six months among a pilot population of 15 participant. In one instance, a participant would have been on the floor overnight after a fall had WalkWise not sent a notification to the program, allowing for paramedics to arrive within 30 minutes.